GE AVIATION partnered with Volga-Dnepr Airlines to return the world's largest jet
engine to Ohio, following the GE9X's successful on-wing testing in
Victorville, California, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
The GE9X, which has a diameter equal to
that of the body of a Boeing 737, was loaded into one of the airline's
An-124-100 freighters using the aircraft's ramp loading system.
Volga-Dnepr provided logistics support for the GE9X engine's return to
Ohio for additional testing at GE Aviation's Test Operations facility in
This was Volga-Dnepr's second flight in support of GE's GE9X programme
having previously transported the engine from Columbus to Victorville
late last November.
Due to GE Aviation's strict scheduling requirements, Volga-Dnepr was
able to customise the flight planning for GE Aviation and bring the
return delivery to Ohio forward by two days.
The advance saved GE valuable time and maximised testing hours in the
Peebles facility. The delivery was the culmination of two years of
planning and development by GE and Volga-Dnepr.